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it is and where the storm would be headed next. >> and this week, more defense in the jodi arias trial. >> and does this remind you of a car insurance commercial? this is real. how did this car land on a roof in california? >> all right, first up, snow storm, which is hammering the midwest on this first week of spring. missouri and illinois are getting hit the hardest right now, up to 10 inches of snow expected there, and wind gusts over 30 miles per hour, are blowing all that snow around. making visibility on the roads extremely difficult. it's the same storm that slammed into the rockies, creating white-out conditions and forcing shutdowns on two interstates in colorado. karen mcginnis is tracking the storm, and susan candiotti is in ohio, a state in the path. karen, indiana and ohio are going to be hit next? >> yes, they are, and what a difference a year makes. a year ago on this date, temperatures were in the 60s and people were basking in those warm temperatures. not so right now. this area of low pressure, we watched it all the way from the rockies. now moving into the central pl
national defense budget request. andelcome admiral james supreme allied commander. general charles jacoby jr. general john kelly, u.s. southern command. we thank you all for your service and leadership. please pass along our gratitude to the men and women who serve in your command of their dedication to the nation and for their sacrifices. it is so essential to the success of our military and nation. at the last year hearing i said that it was likely your last appearance before this committee. i am glad i included the word "likely." now we can thank you again for your nearly four years as supreme allied commander of europe which makes you one of the longest serving ucom commanders. you have been a steady hand on the pillar doing some very turbulent times. we all wish you the very best in your retirement from military service. is witnesses before represent the united states commitment to defense the homelands to come to the collective defense of our close allies. our ability to meet these commitments has been cut at risk. the committee is interested in there isrom each operations in readin
about u.s. missile defense capability. "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: good morning. president obama, back in washington this morning following his middle east trip. forress is in recess passover and easter. the senate concluded its first budget in four years. michael bloomberg is launching a new ad campaign for guns and background purchasers. sunday, march 24, but we start with the front page of "the new york daily news." the me just read a portion of what they're writing -- host: politico is reporting on a story this morning, michael bloomberg pushing senators in a $12 million ad campaign, running the ads in 13 states during the easter and passover recess focused on expanding background checks for gun purchasers. solemnly supporting republicans in states where groups can most influence the upcoming votes. we would get your calls and comments on this. you can join us on line, twitter.com/c-spanwj, or send us an e-mail, journal@c-span.org. or you give us a phone call, for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. let's ta
leadershiyet for a grand bargain. no sense that we can reform the tax system and entitlements. perform defense and have a rational rational and reasonable defense. >> why in the world is the president of the united states not moving forward with a budget that would be a blueprint to resolving those proposals? >> the words that seem to be operative here are cowardice or opportunism. it has to be one of the two. >> to do the wrong thing continually is not the act of a coward. lou: are you saying that the president is incapable of doing the right thing? >> i'm comparing how talented this man is. >> why doesn't he apply that? >> you know, that turns out to be laughable. the odds are empirically before him. you know, that is just unreasonable. >> there is another word we are leaving out, which is ideology. the republicans are rightly not going to agree with that. >> i think that when the senate passes a bill, you hammer things out. the one you want regular order. >> that is right. lou: all right, my goodness. i do want you to chat with me about the balanced budget. he does it in five ears. rand pau
these things are affected by the defense of marriage act. the supreme court is hearing arguments on wednesday and we'll introduce you to one couple. an air force member and a cop who have a lot riding on this decision. but that doesn't mean i don't want to make money. i love making money. i try to be smart with my investments. i also try to keep my costs down. what's your plan? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. great first gig! let's go! party! awwwww... arigato! we are outta here! party...... finding you the perfect place, every step of the way. hotels.com >>> good morning, atlanta. doesn't look like it yet, though. see a live shot of downtown atlanta there. very soggy downtown. heavy thunder and lightning overnight. and take a look at the radar. that's why. heavy storms move in across the
there might be a role for it, even not as the first line of defense. has your thinking on the issue evolved, and can you explain why? >> i still believe the following switches that monetary policy is a very blunt instrument. if you are raising interest rates to prop up an asset bubble, even if you are sure you can do that, you might in the same time be throwing the economy into recession, which kind of defeats the purpose of monetary policy. therefore, i think the first line of defense -- we have three lines of defense -- very sophisticated monitoring at a much higher level and a much more comprehensively and we have in the past, and then we have supervision and regulation where we work with other agencies to try to cover all the on covered areas of the financial system, and in addition, we try to use communication and similar tools to affect the way financial markets respond to monetary policy. ofdo have some first lines defense which i think should be used first. that being said, i think that given the problems that we've had, not just the united states, but globally in the last 15-20 yea
.s. supreme court this work. the court will hear arguments on the defense of marriage act and california's proposition 8 which bans same-sex marriage. cnn justice correspondent joe johns is here with details. >> fred, the battle over same-sex marriage in california has been going on for years and coming up this week it finally arrives at the u.s. supreme court. we talked to one of the couples involved in the case who, win or lose, have already assured themselves a small place in history with their legal challenge. they have been together four years before they got married last october. don't let the wedding dresses fool you. their lives are not all satin and pearls. >> well, i'm an airman in the united states air force reserves and -- >> i'm a police officer with the metropolitan police department here in d.c. >> which makes this couple a case study in how america's married but unequal approach to same-sex relationships can play out. >> as an airman, you get a constant reminder that you're second class. >> jamelle is a federal employee but the federal defensive marriage act bar is recogn
. robert mcnamara, secretary of defense 30 years later spoke of his regret that we have been able to listen. he said it was a failure of the imagination to realize a french are the best informed westerners on vietnam and we didn't take them seriously because we send to didn't have an interest. as the book recounts, i would to the french archives to look at what was going on in the french foreign ministry. they have no culture in their insignificant. but they said as they analyze intelligence from vietnam 17,000 french citizens they are. exiles in paris and they try to share with us. we couldn't here because it is confusing concept we have. >> host: professor friedman a month of been times in there's another anti-nation type feelings? anti-british empire come anti-roman empire? >> guest: indeed. does the right question to ask because it should be to the use of the term we have in the court age of the british empire. perdition officials talk about anglo phobia to explain why they encountered resistance in the middle east or south asia. their explanation was when people rise up or criticize us
to tell them what self-defense firearms to own. >> mayor bloomberg promotes gun control that include as $12 million tv ad campaigning the mayors against illegal guns. here's part of their new ad. >> i've owned a gun all my life and i'll fight for my right to keep it. background checks have nothing to do with taking guns away from anyone. >> meanwhile, crowds are already lining up outside the supreme court ahead of two landmark cases involving same-sex marriage. on tuesday, the high court will begin to hear challenges against proposition 8 and the defense of marriage act. >>> president obama is back home in the u.s. he was in israel, the west bank, and jordan. >>> secretary of state john kerry remains in the middle east including meeting with benjamin netanyahu. he urged iraqi leaders to overcome sectarian that threatens the stability. let's go to kristen welker. what is the president saying about the trip to the middle east? how are they characterizing this trip? >> reporter: hi, alex. officials believe he set out to do. he also reaffirmed the united states' commitment to the israeli
the terror 30 years ago. the prosecutor. >> obviously guilty. >> the defense attorney. >> not proven. one way or the other. >> the fbi agent in charge. >> guilty of two double homicide. >> sheila baltazar. >> he could have killed all of them. >> the supreme court justice. >> not proven. >> the witness. >> guilty. >> camille bell. >> innocent but stupid. >> that first task force detective. >> no maybes, ifs. guilty. the right man for those homicides is in jail. >>> the original audience verdict, guilty. 69%. innocent 4%. not proven either way, 27%. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello, everyone. don lemon here and the stories that you are talking about, but first, the day's headlines. president barack obama back home after a busy trip to the middle east and he arrived at andrews air force base after the trip that took him to jordan and the west bank. secretary john kerry did not arrive on air force one. he stayed around to talk to the israeli leader e. >>> the motion to vacate is granted. >>> david ranta spent 23 years in prison for a murd her didn't commit. he was wrongfully convic
hearings on same-sex marriage challenges. proposition 8 and the defense of marriage act. people are already camping out mere the supreme court in washington to get in to the hearings. on thursday, we will find out which cars get a world car award. winner in power categories announced at the new york international auto show. shout-outs go to best all-around, best performance, green cars, and best design. that's going to do it for me. see you throughout the week p much more straight ahead with don lemon. >>> no golf for you. i want to you take a look at this. this is a pga course in orlando where tiger woods was leading before mother nature put the smackdown on it. the weather is severe in many parts of the country today. ridiculous storms here. blizzard there. live from snowy dayton, ohio in just a moment. speaking of tiger, if he wins tomorrow, he will be the new number one golfer in the world. he hasn't held that spot in more than two years going back to when his game and his personal life fell apart in scandal. he has since gotten divorced, spent time in therapy, rebuilt his golf swing. t
the court therefore strike down the defense of marriage act which is one of the cases it will be hearing this week which bans federal benefits for same sex couples legally married in their state. would you streak down that as federal interferences in a state matter? >> you know, i think it is a really complicated issue. i always said that the states have the right to decide. i do believe in traditional marriage. kentucky decided it and i don't think the federal government should tell us otherwise. there are states that have decided in the opposite fashion and i don't think the federal government should tell anybody or any state government how they should decide this. marriage has been a state issue you for hundreds and hundreds of years. doma is complicated because it does provide protection for the states from the federal government part of it federalizes the issue. there is a chance the court could strike down the federalization part of it. if they do i think the way to fix it is maybe to try to make all of the laws more neutral towards the issue. i don't want the government promoting
that shows that we have the best command climate in the entire department of defense. >> but the connection is not clear. we don't know how the survey addresses accusations raised in our investigation that the general, since taking command nearly two years ago, has ignored a toxic culture behind the gates of the guard. >> you have not answered questions about sexual harassment or retaliation? >> they're wrong. their allegations have been looked at by the department of defense and united states air force. >> but accusations by more than a dozen guard members were documented in this report co-authored by a member of the oklahoma national guard. chief ronald petty. >> it was clear to us according to them that the california national guard was not following the proper procedures as outlined in the national guard regulations. >> sexual harassment and hostile working environment are common place in the california air national guard and racial tension has been high since 2008 and he found proof to immediately assign counselorers and investigators when its members filed complaints. >> what is the r
we have come too far right now with labor and business arguing about defense and we just can't have a 95% agreement get sabotaged over that. and 13 years is too long. the path for citizenship cannot take 13 years. it is not right for those people who have been living in this country and working hard and playing by the rules. >> that's a discussion we could have in the comfort of a cnn studio when we're all senators. >> kamala harris, ron brownstein, ana navarro, thank you. >>> head for our popular online segment called getting to know. this week you'll get to know more about california ag kamala harris. fareed zakaria "gps" is next. >>> this is "gps global public square." welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. a great show for you today. first up, the question for the economy. should we save or should we spend? what will get the economy moving faster? i'll talk to the chief proponent of spending. nobel prize winning economist paul krugman. then, the race for space. is america losing? china is building its own space station and the u.s. h
a situation where the defense department and v.a. on different systems so it takes a while once you get out of the service to go through the v.a. what can the president do? what do you need in order to make this happen more quickly? >> well, it is very clear, veterans are a top priority with the president and eliminating the backlog is in the front of his mind. >> do you need more people, processors, accountability, what do you need? >> if you look at the budgets, for v.a. 40% increase in our budget when other departments have gone through belt tightening. someone once told me show me your budget and i will show your value. i think very clearly from the president that growth in our budget reflects where he places the value. >> i want to point out to you something that comes from jeff miller, paub can from florida said talking about the backlog. >> without better workload or surge capacity planning, i am fearful that v.a. is simply one national mission away from complete collapse and utter failure. >> and, again, i think it sounds like the president's heart's in the right place, your heart's
in japan and that the u.s.japan mutual relationship, both the mutual defense treaty and our bilateral general relationship would be central. but we also thought that asia deserved fully a broader treatment in its own right, so we really invested in the future. as we look ahead in terms of our asian study center, we look also to other achievements in both the range of foreign and strategic issues as well as economic policy issues. in fact, today, they are interlinked and it is hard to distinguish one from the other. today, as we look ahead, there is no one i can think of that i would rather help from in both to celebrate these and look ahead in terms of developments in the asia hafe pacific region. the chair of the house foreign affairs committee, ed royce, is an old friend and a real leader on foreign affairs. he has been actively involved in very preliminaried and substantial way with u.s. policy towards asia since he first came to congress 11 terms ago. representing california's 34rd district, we are honored to have the chairman here and his wife with us, marie, thanks for being wit
guilty. >> the defense attorney. >> not proven. one way or the other. >> the fbi agent in charge. >> guilty of two double homicide. >> sheila baltazar. >> he could have killed all of them. >> the supreme court justice. >> not proven. >> the witness. >> guilty. >> camille bell. >> innocent but stupid. >> that first task force detective. >> no maybes, ifs. guilty. the right man for those homicides is in jail. >> the original audience verdict, guilty. 69%. innocent 4%. innocent 4%. not proven either way, 27%. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello everyone. don lemon here. the stories you're talking about in just a moment. but first, let's get you up to speed on some of the day's headlines. president barack obama back home after a busy trip to the middle east. he arrived at joint base andrews earlier after his first visit to israel as president. the trip also took him to the west bank and jordan. secretary of state john kerry didn't return on air force one. he stayed behind to hold separate talks with israeli and palestinian leaders. >>> the defendant's motion to vacate the
what self-defense firearms to own and he can't buy america. he's so reckless in terms of his comments on this whole gun issue. he talks about guns buzzing. he's talking about machine guns. none of these guns are machine guns. >> but is he going to have an impact politically? he wants to be a counterweight to youth. he wants to go into these races in 2014 and spend along with you. are you preparing to arm politically those who agree with you, candidates and what not in 2014? >> we have people all over, millions of people, sending us $5, $10, $15 checks saying stand up to this guy who says we can only have three bullets, which is what he said. stand up to this guy who says we can only have three bullets. stand up to this guy who says ridiculous things like the nra wants firearms with nukes on them. i mean, it's insane the stuff he says. >> let me ask you about background checks because the mayor referred to the poll 90% of americans want universal background checks. here is this survey from quinnipiac this week. among those people who own guns 85% support. are you thwarting the will of
ban on gay marriage, prop 8, which voters approved in and on wednesday, the defense of marriage act will be argued, saying that federal agencies will define marriage as being between one man and one woman and advocates are warningave major cultural shift if marriage equality becomes part of the law of the land. >> i wish it were just about the marriage altar. it is about much more. it's about altering all of society, with marriage goes what our children for taught, parents losing the right to define the morals for their children. it's about religious freedom. they are intertwined in our culture. it's about the right to conduct yours business as you see fit. >> support for same-sex marriage has groab, but it's favored by less than half, 49% of registered voters. one of the attorneys arguing for marriage equality this week says he thinks his side will win and it won't be close since he says, marriage is a civil right. >> we are not asking for a new constitutional right. the constitutional right to marry is well established. in fact, the supreme court has ruled you can't take away the
-making and with their issue. but they repeated the concerns and captivated the room with table rattling defense one of the land grant struggle of guadeloupe and the destruction of violence and armed self-defense. "whites bring their own crimes they're not afraid of violence. the liberty bell cracked in rebellion against the betrayal against the country. he concluded by asking about abernathy's standing in for dr. king that evening as he supported the treaty couching answers and usher that they were with him in spirit and the room exploded with applause. over the next several hours you can sense the attention they're not sure what to make of each other or if it will work but over the next several hours day bond over culture and music and food. and the growing realization that they are stronger together and more importantly taking their issues seriously. which a training center for civil-rights him a rat activists going back to the 1930's after the conference wrote dr. king "i believe we caught a glimpse of the future in the making of a coalition. >> sparking urban disorders in more than 100 cities a
of defense. >> after the breach of protocol there was speculation that he was being forced out. >> he was promoted to sergeant after that. it's not a forced retirement. >> chris: whatever the reason the pup should be the new mascot by late august with as many as five public events a week. >> chesty is great way to represent the more than 200,000 sailors and semifinalians that make up our corps. he has very important job. we're happy to have him. >> chris: one of my favorite power players ever. the marine mascot generally says five years as chesty is five years which is 35 years in a dog's life. have a great week and we'll see you next fox news sunday. >> this is a fox report tonight. high stakes deal making playing out thousands of miles away in europe now with one country on the brink of financial failure. how it could affect anybody, anybody with money invested in the market. we know how tied our dollars are to europe. we've seen crisis over there turn into pain here at home. fox report, how the fate of a tiny island called cyprus could affect anyone whose money is invested in the
a time for a good third draft. we cannot trace all the defense, all the issues, and the impacts of the war today. we will not do justice for example to a critical set of questions about how we got into the war, and there is a good deal of revisionist history that has been going around this week on that topic. this is i think critical for understanding what happened and why it happened and the central to understanding to avoiding a repetition. it we will not try to treat in detail the impact of the war on the lives of individual iraqis. but we are going to cover a lot of territory, and what for us seemed to be the critical three sets of questions. choosing those, we have one eye on the past and one that is very firmly set on the future. we are asking first what is the state of iraq today, how far towards the u.s.' original goal of a functioning democracy has it come, and what is the outlook for this country in the region, for its neighbors, and that will be the subject of our first panel. we are then going to look at the economic costs of the war. you may remember the president b
features are not defensible and supply would be controlled the only path to profitability for companies like taxi magic is price competition; overtimes eroded by the player who can afford to-- the sfmta can improve the taxi market by placing more caps on the street, working with existing technology providers. >> thank you. >> (calling names) >> good afternoon. >> also it's not going to be relevant to the subject, i thought we would be discussing the issue of having electronic weigh bills which is finished and done with, i want to express my opposition; we don't need anybody to bake through our information; it is not fair to have our financial data access by third parties or more. and we really think that by doing that process, it's nothing but adding another stress to what you have already seen here, with poor men working for their families; it's going to be another burden for them. i am sorry but // thank you very much. >> mark gruber, -- >> thank you. mark gruber. united taxicab workers. we desperately need electronic taxicab access. it should be done in the form of a single app p
of security because of a wall separating them from the palestinians into a missile defense system. the israelis lost interest in the peace process. what obama was trying to tell them is you cannot ignore this problem. you have to put yourself in their shoes. the conflict is still going on. host: nathan guttman is the washington bureau chief forfor jewish daily forward. -- for jewish daily forward. can abbas delivered? guest: he is a partner that is willing to go more than half way. settlements are a big issue for the palestinians. much advice has come from this town and other places that the settlements should not be an issue. the more settlements you build, the less chance you have for a rival palestinian state. what the president did in that particular segment was, from the palestinian's point of view, that was his finest moment. he said, put yourself in their shoes. see how they endure the military occupation day after day. on the issue of settlements, there is probably some sort of agreement. everybody talks about the silent commitment by benjamin netanyahu that we will not ex
-sex marriage and other is a challenge to the federal law known as the defense of marriage act. state with ktvu channel 2 for continuing coverage. our only david stevenson will be there live in the nation's capitol for tuesday's oral arguments and will have live reports throughout the day. and join us for a ktvu news special report at 6:30 when we go in-depth on the prop 8 case. we'll break down the arguments, and gage reaction from washington, d.c. to right here in the bay area. >>> in continuing coverage it's a tale of two budgets in washington. >> the ayes are 50, the nays are 49. >> early today the senate passed a $3.7 trillion budget almost completely along party lines. it raises taxes for the wealthiest americans and cuts spending by $875 billion. but it is so different from the drastic cuts recently passed by the house, that few if any expect the budgets to be reconciled and instead congress is expecting another fiscal battle in july when president obama will likely ask for increased borrowing power. president obama has returned to washington tonight after his trip to the middle east.
is weighing in on the defense of marriage act. senator paul saying the issue of same-sex marriage should be decided by the states. the federal government, he says, could avoid it all together. listen. >> i don't want the government promoting something i don't believe in but i also don't mind if the government tries to be neutral on the issue. the tax code, i'm for a flat income tax and we wouldn't have marriage as part of the tax code. health insurance. i think there is a way to write it where it would be neutral and you wouldn't bring marriage into the whole idea of health insurance. >> will any of that happen. ? joining me, the anchor of "fox news sunday," chris wallace. good to see you. senator paul has taken this spogs. does very the support behind him? >> well, it's going to be interesting because this is directly involves the case on the defense of marriage october that the supreme court is going to hear this week. that case involves a gay couple, same-sex couple, one of the two women died. the other one had had been legally married in the state and she said, therefore, she should
's overcome relentless threats to its security, through the courage of the israel defense forces and the citizenry that is so resilient in the face of terror. this is a story of israel, this is the work that has brought the dreams of so many generations to light. and every step of the way israel has built unbreakable bonds of friendship with my country, the united states of america. those ties began only 11 minutes after israeli independents, when the united states was the first nation to recognize the state of israel. as president truman said in explaining his decision to recognize israel, i believe it has a glorious future before us not just as another sovereign nation but as an embodiment of the great ideals of our civilization. and since then we have built a friendship that advances our shared interests. together we share a commitment to security for our citizens, and the stability of the middle east and north africa. together we share a focus on advancing economic growth around the globe and strengthening the middle class within our own countries. together we share a stake i
cases on proposition 8 and at defense of marriage act. daze boies, famous lawyer, ar gug against prop 8 thinks his side will win. >>> and putting up $12 million for a campaign ad, bloomberg is. on "meet the press" this morning, nra executive vice president wayne lapierre says bloomberg's stances were "insane." here's what bloomberg said about his pitch. listen. >> he can say anything he wants but the truth of the mat sir this isn't about wayne lab pierre. it's about a public wanting to be safe on their streets. >> more now about the battle over gun reform, goldie taylor of the goldie taylor project, also an msnbc contributor, perry bacon, msnbc contributor and political editor ford grio and dave, political reporter at slate, also an msnbc contribute perp thanks to all three of you being with me. new york's mayor butting up tdss 12 million of his own money trying to convince voters in key states to pressure their senators on gun reform legislation. take a look. >> i've owned a gun all my life, and i'll fight for my right to keep it. back ground checks have nothing to do with taking guns
down. but he's not counted. he's not in that department of defense number on wounded soldiers because the wall is not considered hostile enemy. and so there are thousands and thousands of these other soldiers, some of them very, very severely wounded, that were not so much -- that we're not so much hearing about, and i think that -- you know, they were in iraq just like everyone else, or they were in afghanistan, and they deserve our support ju need to believe that. so not the typical place for a psychologist. nothing about my people and involved typical places raise psychologists so what did i do in the midst of this? when i returned i ran away as many do after trauma. i left the navy, but clinical work altogether. i was hoping to find some peace. during that time rule number 2 was written by accident, it was written as therapy. a vietnam marine, retired colonel who has written several books about the marines in vietnam contacted me and said you need to write a book where every line in that poem is captured and i was very respectful since he is a colonel. i settled respect, absolutel
-governance. while the initial development of the party and the national threat was there the strategy of self-defense, a lot of what became really the center of a party practice in 69 and onward was free brac is for children and community programs about taking care the community. here you had the war on poverty and yet you had children starving here in the united states. the black panther party said we are going to feed the children in our community. this was the breakfast program and they had liberation -- i want to say a word about the party. the party was attacked by the federal government not only is an organization that's really the history and the political possibility of the party was attacked. if you look at the documents of j. edgar hoover thinking about the threat of the party he makes it very clear that the challenge is to really make the party impossible to support. if you look at, just to give an example and an illustration there is a memo in san francisco who writes to hoover and says you know hoover is directing them to create a program to attack the breakfast program and san francisco
of party and the spread was really through the strategy of armed self-defense, a lot of what became really the center of the party's practice in '69 and onward was free breakfast for children and community programs that were really about taking care of the community. here you had the war on poverty, federal law proclaiming the war on poverty, and yet you have children starving here in the united states, the wealthiest, you know, country in the world. and so the black panther party took it upon themselves to say, you know, we're going to feed the children in our community. these are some of the breakfast programs. they had liberation schools. this is, the top picture is new haven free clothing program. i want to say a word about gender and the party. the party has been, was attacked by the federal government not only as an organization, but really the history, the history and the political possibility of the party was attacked. and if you look at the memos and documents of j. edgar hoover's thinking about the threat of the party, it makes it very clear that the challenges to really make the
defense of marriage act or doma which defines federal acknowledgment of same-sex marriag marriages. at stake? federal marriage benefits for those who are legally married. the arguments laid out before the nine justices this week will establish a furd precedence for the next chapter for the fight in marriage equality. this is a watershed moment. but it is just part of a long and continuing struggle because the struggle has already been quite long. in the summer of 1969, five days of riots sparked by the aggressive anti-guy police action in new york city founded a battle cry that helped to launch the guy rights movement. a year later, a couple in minnesota was denied a marriage license because state law limited marriage to persons of the opposite sex. their case made to the u.s. supreme court back in 1972. it was dismissed without so much as a written opinion. the court ruled that same sex couples have no constitutional rights married and that the legal challenge itself failed to raise a substantial federal question at all. but the struggle continued. it would be another 14 years bef
director of bright line defense project. we're a nonprofit community advocacy organization worked on policies to promote sustainable communities and one of the things that we do is target job opportunities through programs like the city's hiring program which park and rec is a successful partner in and promote wages and conditions that support and sustain working families and community work force. i have a letter that has the concern i want to kind of raise to the commission. i do want to thank the general manager handed me some information i think is going to be important for us to disseminate and we heard there are more and more concerns about the apprenticeship program with laborer which is successful. we have heard a lot of things and maybe not come to the commission's attention yet and the general manager gave me information and thank you for that and i look forward to learning more about the issue, but we have an issue we hope is not a trend and treasure island develop authority and taking everything that you do with the apprenticeship program and wages and targeting the w
a great defense. >> there was more talent on syracuse' team, i get. they tried but they lost. >> they didn't shoot enough. a lot of dribbling. a lot of passing. got to shoot to win. >> one of the top assist men in the country. >> number four syracuse was a higher seed going into the match-up with number 12 cal. but golden bears fans were hoping playing so close to berkeley would give them home court advantage. >> they didn't take advantage of it. they made too many mistakes and didn't play well enough to win the game. >> do you think they have the home court advantage? >> i don't know. there were a lot of syracuse fans. they need to be more supportive. >> do you think that would have helped? >> i think so. they would have gotten a lot of energy from the crowd. >> despite the loss, fans say it was great to see cal play in the big dance. >> it was awesome. my first time coming into the march madness game and it was a good experience. my birthday, too. that makes it even better. >> i've never seen them play up close in a big game like this so it was cool to see. >> did you have them in your b
, and the federal defense of marriage act is heard on wednesday. the court will not rule until late june. >>> diane feinstein is cosponsoring an amendment, the drakes bay oyster company is the only in the national seashore. the government wants to remove the oysters and return the area to wilderness. the ruling allows the farm to stay open until a hearing to appeal that decision in may. mr. obama arrived at joint andrews in maryland, j >>> president obama is back home. he arrived in maryland a few hours ago after visiting idrail, the west bank -- israel, the west bank, and jordan. but it wasn't all business. the president managed to do some history-minute sight-seeing before he left. >> reporter: president obama, the tourist, walked through the ancient city of petra in jordan. >> spectacular. >> reporter: in iman, he met with king abdullah, and announced he's working to deliver an additional $200 million in aid to help jordan care for the more than 460,000 refugees. >> the sight of children and women being slaughtered that we've seen so much i think has to compel all of us to say what more can we
your mouth, with fixodent. the adhesive helps create a food seal defense for a clean mouth and kills bacteria for fresh breath. ♪ fixodent, and forget it. first rounon me. >> a money mess from cyprus, european countries reeling from a bank run scare. the government floating banks for a full week and putting limits on atm withdrawals and people lining up and creating angst for investors everywhere, is there any need for us to worry? >> gary b. what do you say. i say no, brenda, we're different than cyprus and going back through even the last few years we're different than greece. we're different than spain. we're different than portugal and the markets fell off and proven to be a buying opportunity. yes, it's a concern, and i don't think it's a concern for us though. >> well, i mean, because week print a lot of money, toby, but there are some problems with our own system and this could overflow in some ways. >> and certainly let's not forget we're about a week away from this, 2008 was our meltdown and it it almost happened in 2008. and the thing that gets me more charged up what t
. the information should be consistent. you have defense attorneys that start going through 2 or 3 our 4 cases and they hear the same thing and they hear somebody professing to be an expert and this guy does not know, it puts a big hole in his expertise right off so we wanted to have something consistent. now, if you properly present this information, it will easily establish the officer as a credible expert and at that point you can start rendering expert decisions. trainings that you go to should be set up in such a way that every jurisdiction has an expert. sometimes you have to piggyback on somebody else's expertise while you learn, but there's no reason that every jurisdiction can't have an expert in gravanis and that's going to come in handy when he's talking to city hall people about allocation of resources, to his department about allocation of resources, when he decides how he's going to set up his program, when he decides how he's going to set up his investigations and how he's going to take them to court. there are experts in here, i know, and i know they know if you have that kind
. that said, bigger problems are ahead of us. >> the 8% of defense will kick in, so there will be furloughs. >> they have delayed the furloughs because of the continuing resolution. >> that is a good point because 28% of all federal hires are we talk about how much we revere and respect and admire veterans. they are the ones that will get laid off. >> the republicans are lucky that the ryan plan does not have a chance. if the american people got wind of the kind of cuts that would happen under this budget, and most people do not pay attention to this back-and-forth, but it started to happen, they would not like it at all. you can see that in all the data. >> i hate to be critical of you -- actually, i do not really. but you missed the story on the budget. the real news is the senate offered a budget for the first time since 2009. the ipad did not even exist the last time. [laughter] that is completely dead on arrival. it is the most appalling document you have ever seen. it does not look at any entitlements. it does not have any cuts. it marches us off a cliff into greece and perhaps cyprus
commissioners. joshua [inaudible] with bright line defense. we're a nonprofit community organization that works to promote sustainability in low incomes of color. i want to speak about a particular issue -- i -- >> is this about the ? >> no. >> well, we're going to have public comments afterwards. i was having them finish up. >> i'm sorry. >> there will be public comment. >> sure. i will take one letter if you want to distribute it. >> anyone else that wants to speak on the ? i suggest that we take public comment closed and we will take new public comment at the end of the meeting. >> okay. item four is closed and we will take general public comment again on item 10. we are now on item five which is the consent calendar. anyone that would like to speak under public comment for the consent calendar? seeing none this item is closed. commissioners. >> entertain a motion. >> so moved. >> seconded. >> moved and seconded. all those in favor? >> aye. >> so moved. >> we are now on item six, the san francisco zoo. >> good morning tanya peterson director of the san francisco zoo. as you read
boong gay marriage, prop 8 will be argued. then wednesday, justices will hear about the defense of marriage act, 1996 law saying federal agencies must define marriage between one man and one woman. supporters of traditional marriage are already warning about cultural changes that could accompany laws that permit same-sex marriage. >> it's about altering all of society. with marriage goes what our children are taught, parents losing the right to define the morals for our children. it's about religious freedom. two are intertwined and conduct your business as you see fit. >> reporter: support for legal same-sex marriage has grown but the latest poll shows less than half 49% of registered voters now favor it. still one attorney arguing for marriage equality that week is predicting a win for his side. >> the constitutional right to marry is well established. in fact the supreme court has ruled that you can't take away the right to marry even from imprisoned felons. you can't take it away from those people because it's so important, such a fundamental right of liberty. >> reporter: w
was later transported to the hague. germany's defense minister within molly, -- mali, visiting the troops. thomas said germany's help with training must be accomplished -- accompanied with a process of political reconciliation. he said germany would continue to provide assistance as long as mali's government needs it. syriare were claims from that the violence there had taken on a new dimension. state tv showed pictures of what it said were victims of a chemical attack by rebels on an area close to aleppo. the rocket contain poisonous gasses. we have had 16 civilian martyrs and 86 wounded, most of whom are in a serious condition. >> the government asked the un to investigate, but the opposition quickly blamed the government for the attack. written and france asked the u.s. -- britain and france asked the un to look into those allegations. if chemical weapons are being used by other side, it will be the first time during the conflict in syria. meanwhile, the steering opposition shows -- chose a new leader. the neww the head of interim government. he moved to the u.s. as a young man and is
of the cases, doma and prop 8 have to do with same-sex marriage. they are different. explain. >> the defense of marriage act called doma was enacted in 1996. proposition 8 is a california measure enacted in 2008. both are part of what we think as a backlash to early efforts to legalize same-sex marriage. those go back further than gavin newsom in 1993 when hawaii looked like it would legalize same-sex marriage. only when hawaii looked like it would do that, congress passed doma. the section of doma that is argued next week before the supreme court says the federal government will not recognize in the many programs a same-sex marriage that is recognized by the state. in terms of estate tax and benefits, some 1,000 programs. if a couple is legally married in the eyes of its is state, it is not married in the eyes of the federal government. that is a new policy for the federal government. prop 8 only speaks to california and bans same-sex marriage in california. >> scott: vik, they are different, but intersect. we will learn about what the justices feel about doma on tuesday when they ask quest
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